Blatter Blasts United For Enslaving Ronaldo

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Blatter Blasts United For Enslaving Ronaldo

FIFA president Sepp Blatter has blasted Manchester United’s treatment of wantaway winger Cristiano Ronaldo, accusing them of practicing ‘modern slavery’….

The Ronaldo saga has already dragged on for months, with so many twists and twists along the way that it is hard to tell who wants what at this stage.

Real Madrid have been alternately forthright and coy in their pursuit of the Portuguese superstar, while the player himself has declared he wants to leave Old Trafford although has lately seemed more disposed to stay.

United are determined to hold onto the 23-year-old, having rebuffed los Merengues ₤70million bid and threatened to banish the reigning PFA Player of the Year to the reserves for his lack of loyalty.

Blatter’s believes the Red Devils’ handling of the situation has been reprehensible, insisting no player should be forced to endure such conditions.


“In football there’s too much modern slavery,” the FIFA president said on Sky News. “I’m always in favour of protecting the player.

“If he wants to leave, let him. If Ronaldo stays at a club where he does not feel comfortable to play then it’s not good for him or the club.

“The important thing is that we should also protect the player. And if they want to play somewhere else, then a solution should be found.”

New Bosman?

United’s threat of freezing Ronaldo out of the senior squad bears resemblance to the events which led to the advent of free transfers, when Belgian player Jean-Marc Bosman succeed in his lawsuit against RFC Liege for restraint of trade.

And Blatter revealed that FIFA could take measures to counteract this new perceived impedance of players’ rights.

“There is this slavery in transferring or buying players here and there — and putting them somewhere,” he said. “We’re trying now to intervene in such cases.

“The reaction to the Bosman law was to make long-lasting contracts, in order to keep the players. Then, if he wants to leave, there is only one solution — he has to pay his contract.”

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Ronaldo Shocker: Blatter Is Right

Cristiano Ronaldo is said to have told Portuguese station TVI that he agrees with Sepp Blatter's comments regarding the treatment of modern footballers, adding that he has not yet come to an agreement with Real Madrid...

The winger is reported to have said that he agrees with FIFA president Sepp Blatter, who earlier controversially claimed that footballers were treated as modern day slaves, adding that Ronaldo should be allowed to leave if it is his personal desire.

The full TVI interview in which Ronaldo made this declaration, along with his desire to play for Real Madrid, was aired on Thursday evening during the 21:00 CET bulletin.

Update: The interview was broadcast at 21:28 local time.

The Manchester United ace said, "I am optimistic - things have been going well, I have been undergoing treatments, everything is going ok.

"I have been progressing well, I am now focused on recovery.

"I will be back in 10-12 weeks. Training with the ball? That will start in around two months."

Talk moved towards the player's future.

"I am optimistic and tranquil about what's to come," he said.

"Blatter's comments? I agree with him. I have nothing else to say about that. What he (Blatter) said is correct.

"Have I already made a deal with Real Madrid? No - that's not true. There is no deal.

"I hope that my future will be decided as soon as possible but I do not know where I will start the season."

In conclusion he discussed Manchester United assistant coach Carlos Queiroz's chances of becoming Portugal manager.

"He is a great coach and would be a great solution for the Portugal squad," said Cristiano. "He'd be a great bet."

Deal Or No Deal

Meanwhile, Madrid-based sports daily As claims that Ronaldo himself is confident that his move to the Spanish capital will be completed sooner rather than later.

Apparently Ronaldo sought to allay the blancos' fears that his ankle operation and plans to return to Manchester would see to it that a move is in jeopardy.

The paper states that the player has communicated to Madrid his thoughts via his agent, Jorge Mendes, and an SMS text message. Translated, the text read: "Relax: I've taken care of everything.

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Pele To Ronaldo: No Slavery, Just Honour Your Contract

Brazilian legend Pele believes that Cristiano Ronaldo should honour his contract at Manchester United, and has rubbished Sepp Blatter’s comparison of modern footballers with slaves.

Ronaldo has refused to confirm or deny rumours of an impending move from Old Trafford to the Bernabeu, and has created the biggest transfer story of the summer window.

FIFA President Sepp Blatter compared Ronaldo’s situation as tantamount to slavery, with Mancehster United refusing permission for the Portuguese to engineer a move away from the club.

His comments were validated by Ronaldo himself, who suggested that he was being held against his will by Sir Alex Ferguson’s side.

However, Pele believes that the contract Ronaldo signed with United last year should be honoured, and that any move linking the 23-year-old with Real Madrid should be completed after the deal expires.

The 67-year-old was speaking in Stoke ahead of a charity game in aid of the Gordon Banks Foundation.

He said: "You are a slave if you work without a contract or you don't get paid.

"If you have a contract then in any job you have to finish the contract. I think that when he finishes his contract, then he should be free to go wherever he wants to go."

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